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Report ID: 21-019   
Type: Consent
Meeting Body: Board of Directors - Regular Meeting
Meeting Date: 1/13/2021 Final action: 1/13/2021
Recommended Action: Consider approving amendments to Board Policy 202 - Background Investigations.
Attachments: 1. STAFF REPORT, 2. BP 202 Background Investigations proposed amendments as of 11.25.20_, 3. Master Minute Order

TO:                                          AC Transit Board of Directors                                          

FROM:                                             Jill A. Sprague, General Counsel

SUBJECT:                     Board Policy 202 - Background Investigations                     

 

ACTION ITEM


RECOMMENDED ACTION(S):

 

Title

Consider approving amendments to Board Policy 202 - Background Investigations.

Body

 

STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE:

 

Goal - Safe and Secure Operations

 

The policy safeguards the District’s customers and employees and protects the District’s assets.

 

BUDGETARY/FISCAL IMPACT:

 

There is no budgetary or fiscal impact associated with this report.

 

BACKGROUND/RATIONALE:

 

Board Policy 202 was adopted June 8, 2016. It authorized the General Manager to obtain summary criminal information on job applicants and implement a regulation to secure the confidentiality of the information gathered. The policy also expanded background investigations to include key positions with information technology and financial responsibilities as identified in the 2013 Financial Management Oversight (FMO) audit and required that new employees, as well as employees promoted into these key positions, be subject to credit checks.

 

The amendments proposed in this report are to update the policy, including updated formatting, organization, terminology and definitions, as well as the removal of definitions not used in the Policy.

 

ADVANTAGES/DISADVANTAGES:

 

The advantage of amending Board Policy 202 is to bring the policy up to date. There are no disadvantages to updating the policy.

 

ALTERNATIVES ANALYSIS:

 

There are no alternatives recommended.

 

PRIOR RELEVANT BOARD ACTION/POLICIES:

 

Board Policy 202 (previously 118)

 

ATTACHMENTS:

 

1.                     Board Policy 202 with proposed amendments

 

Prepared by:

Elisabeth West, Human Resources Manager

 

Approved/Reviewed by:

Jill A. Sprague, General Counsel

Linda A. Nemeroff, District Secretary